Close to 200 people turned out for Thursday's premiere of a musical satire about Toronto's infamous mayor just hours after a cancer-stricken Rob Ford thanked well wishers from his hospital bed for their support.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a rare and “fairly aggressive” type of malignant tumour. Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital, said Ford was diagnosed with pleomorphic liposarcoma, a type of cancer found in soft, fatty tissue of the body.
In the end, it wasn't the crack-cocaine scandal, or racial, sexual and homophobic remarks, or even the machinations of his political opponents that crushed any hope the world's most infamous mayor had of remaining in power.
Rob Ford dropped out of the Toronto mayoral race on Friday and his brother Doug, a city councillor, signed up to run instead. While the brothers have a lot in common, there are some differences between the two.
Toronto’s municipal campaign took another dramatic twist Friday afternoon, when Mayor Rob Ford dropped his bid for re-election amid health concerns. His brother, city councillor Doug Ford, is now in the running for the city’s top political job.